Introduction to Environmental Economics by Nick Hanley

Introduction to Environmental Economics

byNick Hanley, Jason Shogren, Ben White

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An understanding of economics is vital to any understanding of why environmental problems occur and what best to do about them. This book provides an introduction to the subject of environmental economics without assuming any in-depth prior knowledge of economics. Part one explains thefundamental economic concepts. Part two uses these concepts in understanding and developing policy responses to some of the major environmental issues of our time. Examples are drawn from all over the world and include such vital issues as climate change, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.Introduction to Environmental Economics examines both a wide range of environmental case studies and also assesses a variety of economic theories and their approach to environmental issues. Clearly written, global in approach, and theoretically broad-minded, this text is an ideal introduction bothto the study of environmental economics and to the question of how economics can provide tools for improving our environment.Online Resource Centre- For students:- Links to news stories and organizations- ExercisesFor lecturers:- PowerPoint slides- Solutions to exercises in the text- Graphs from the book

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Nick Hanley is Professor of Environmental Economics and Chair of Economics Division at the University of Stirling. Jason Shogren is Stroock Distinguished Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management at the University of Wyoming. Ben White is Professor and Head of School, School of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the...
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Title:Introduction to Environmental EconomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:February 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199568731

ISBN - 13:9780199568734

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Table of Contents

Part 11. Economics of the Environment2. Markets and the Environment3. Incentives for the Environment4. Valuing the Environment5. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy6. Risks and Behaviour7. Economic Growth and Sustainable Development8. Conflicts and Cooperation: Strategic Interactions9. Trade and the Environment10. Economics of Natural Resource UsePart 211. The Economics of Climate Change12. Biodiversity13. Forests14. Economics of Water Quality15. Transport and the Environment16. Managing Marine Ecosystems17. Economics of Waste18. Energy Futures19. Conclusion